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Vaccinations

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. It has been rigorously tested to ensure it offers the best possible protection for you, your family and community. It's important than you get all recommended doses for your circumstances.

You can find the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine on the NHS website, including:

  • who is eligible for vaccination and how many doses they should have
  • safety and effectiveness
  • side effects

How to get your vaccine

You can make your appointment or find a walk in site on the NHS website or by calling 119 free of charge between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week. More appointments are being added regularly, so if you can't see a location that's suitable for you, please be patient and check again later.

People aged 12-15 may also be offered vaccinations through school programmes.

Drop-in sessions in Gateshead - week commencing 5 December 2022

Monday 5 December

10am-2pm

Gateshead Central Library (NE8 4LN)

Wednesday 7 December

10am-2pm

Wrekenton Communal Lounge (NE9 7LH)

Thursday 8 December

10am-2pm

Gateshead Central Library (NE8 4LN)

These sessions offer seasonal booster vaccinations for eligible groups (aged 12+) only. Check who's eligible for a booster at www.nhs.uk/covid-booster.

After your vaccine

It can take 2-3 weeks for the vaccine to take effect and although it should stop you from becoming seriously ill, it may not stop you from passing the virus on to others. You should continue to be cautious and if you feel unwell, stay at home. 

To access your vaccination record, also known as the NHS Covid Pass, go to the NHS website.

    Questions and concerns

    It's ok to have questions about the vaccine. Find reliable answers at BeatCovidNE.co.uk

    These resources may also address any concerns you may have:

    Covid-19 vaccine: easy-read guides (gov.uk)

    Public Health England: Vaccine explainer videos (YouTube)

     

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